ILLINOIS STATE NORMAL UNIVERSITY
VOLUME I FEBRUARY, 1912 NUMBER 1
C.A. BURNER, PRINTER
THE ALUMNI QUARTERLY
ILLINOIS STATE NORMAL UNIVERSITY
Clara M. Penstone, '02 - - Editor
John L. Pricer, '99 Business Manager
This Magazine is publisht in the months of February, May, August,
Subscription price fifty cents per year. Single copies fifteen cents.
Frontispiece — The Manual Art's Bilding
Introductory — John L. Pricer - - - - - 1
The Recent Development of the Normal University— President
David Felmley ------ _j.
Wrightonia Victorious - - - - - 11
Editorial 13 ^ -^CSjfl
University for the Quarter - - **!* *f ^
The Auditorium (Illustration) - Sffil*^
Notes on Books and Articles ... - 19
Student Life - - - - - - - 21
The Alumni - - - - - - 25
Marriages in 191 1 ------ 38
Clippings -------- 33
John L. Pricer, '99 - - - President
Thomas Finley ' 1 1 - - Vice-President
Lillian O. Barton, '99 - - - Secretary
Emma Kleineau, '06 - Corresponding Secretary
William S. Gray, '10 - - - Treasurer
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The Alumni Quarterly
OF THE I. S. N. V.
Volume I FEBRUARY, 1912 Number 1
MY DEAR FELLOW ALUMNI: —
As the result of action taken at the last
annual meeting of our Alumni association, held during commencement
week in June 1911, this first number of our Alumni Quarterly is placed
in your hands. Doutless you, like those of us present at that meeting,
have often felt a need for some means of keeping in touch with your old
school mates and with the present life and progress of our Alma Mater.
Doutless, also, you will be glad to lend your aid to an enterprise which
must be of immense value to the old school which gave you a new birth
and brought you into a fuller possession of your birthright.
To my mind, the two sentences immediately above suggest the
double and reciprocal mission which this publication is designd to serv.
First, it will strengthen and keep functional the bonds which bind us to-
gether as a family; it will revive in our memories our early inspirations
and ambitions, our struggles and our victories; it will renew old friend-
ships now almost forgotten; and it will cause us to revive resolutions
formd in days gone by to keep ever unsullied the reputation of our
family name. Second, in doing these things and in recording and spred-
ing broadcast a faithful record of the daily life of our Alma Mater it will
greatly benefit the institution and the cause of education which she servs.
It is true that we are all compeld to live very much in the present.
Each day's duties and interests crowd in upon us so abundantly that we
have little time to reflect on the things of the past. We see life mainly
in cross section. But if we would keep our bearings and avoid distorted
views of the meaning of life we must occasionally look at it in a
longitudinal section, we must occasionally connect up the present
with the past. Again, there are some things in the past which we nat-
urally love to cling to. Every normal man remains thruout life loyal to
his own family, to the family which gave him life and nourisht and cared
for him during his days of need. He will stand by this family thru suc-
cess and thru failure, he will be ever redy to minister to its needs and to
serv it in all ways within his power. In a very similar way, every nor-
mal man will remain loyal to his school family which did for him a very
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similar thing to that done by his family of life and blood. During our
student days, our lives were greatly magnified and enricht and it will al-
ways be a source of inspiration to us to have those days recald. This
school family of ours is worthy of our fidelity not alone because it is ours
but because of its intrinsic worth. We can never forget the glorious
story of its founding, of the numerous thrilling incidents of its early life,
of the wide and beneficent influence of our older brothers and sisters, all
of which were told and retold to us when we were students. Those early
days which to most of us are only matters of history were the militant
days. Those were the days in which our family won its independence,
its rights to exist, and it is common and familiar knowledge to us all how
eminently fitted to their parts were the actors in that first scene of our
drama. However, not all the battles of the old school were fought in
those early days. It is true that the recent years have more resembled
times of peace than times of war, but peace has its difficulties and its
struggles and every year is a critical year in the life of an institution like
this. Every year new problems are to be solvd, new conditions are to be
met, and new needs are to be ministerd to. In order that these ever
growing responsibilities may be met with the same efficiency with which
the institution has met those of the past, she needs, perhaps as never
before, not alone wise leadership on the part of those directly in charge,
but also the solid support and the sympathetic criticism and suggestion
of her ever increasing body of alumni. The Alumni Quarterly will make
this kind of aid on the part of the alumni possible for it will keep us in-
formd about the problems the institution is facing and about what she is
endevoring to do to meet them. It is the mission of this institution to
serv the public schools. Many of her alumni are in one way or another
connected with these schools and so are in an ideal position to judge of
the servis she is rendering and to suggest how this servis might be im-
proved. For this purpose however, the alumni need a more intimate
knowledge of the daily life of the institution than is likely to be had in
any other way than thru a publication of this kind.
Perhaps I have said enuf to indicate the need for such a publication.
I wish to say next that it will rest with the alumni as a body to determin
to what extent this need will be fulfild. The Quarterly must have sub-
scribers for financial support, it must have readers in order that it may
accomplish its mission, and as nearly as possible, all the alumni should
aid in filling its pages. One of the most valuable departments of the
Quarterly will be the alumni news, and almost every alumnus can con-
tribute something to this and it will be highly desirable to have occasion-
ally general articles contributed by alumni from outside the institution.
Miss Clara Penstone, class of 1902, who is now a member of the faculty
i>i her Alma Mater lias been chosen editor of the Quarterly and she has
been promist the aid and support of every member of the present faculty.
So the high quality of the publication seems well assured. This present
number may be taken as a fair sample of the plan, quality, and minimum
scope of the publication for the first year. Thru the aid of money
appropriated by the Alumni Association to start the enterprise, we are
sending a copy of this number to every graduate of the school whose
address is known, over fifteen hundred in all. We naturally anticipate
a large number of subscriptions as a result. Please see subscription
blank enclosed. Fraternally yours,
J. L. Pricek, Class of '99.
RECENT DEVELOPMENT OF THE NORMAL UNIVERSITY
The past thirty years have wittiest thruout the world a remarkable
development of public education. The United States may make the most
conspicuous showing mesurd in totals and in percentages; yet there is
scarcely a civilized land in which there is not an educational awakening,
a new purpose in the school, and more generous provisions for its sup-
port. Thus in Illinois the $7,530,000 expended upon the public schools
in 1880 has grown to $35,250,000 in 1910, a gain of 353 per cent while
the population of the state has increast only 83 per cent.
For this world-wide development of the school there must be a gen-
eral cause. It is found in the changed conditions in the industrial world
due primarily to the low cost of transportation. Macaulay was right in
saying that the invention of steam transportation on land and sea ranks
with the invention of the alfabet and of the art of printing. It has made
possible a world-wide market for the goods of any producer. It has bilt
the great factory where railroads and steamships meet. It has made
practicable all sorts of labor-saving appliances, and the division of labor.
It has stimulated invention and multiplied welth. With the displace-
ment of the old handicrafts by machine methods has come a demand for
a new type of industrial intelligence that the old apprentis system could
not supply. Society has turnd to the school to supply this need.
Other conditions in our country have added to the responsibilities
of the school. The tide of immigration flowing to our shores, the decay of
the home, the loosening hold of the church, the rapid growth of welth, the
plesure-seeking habits of our people — all are deepening the conviction
in thoughtful minds that alike to save our institutions and to teach the
rational enjoyment of welth, the school, the one institution that unifies
all our people, must be developt and strengthend.
The growth in expenditure referd to has not been uniform during
the thirty years. The increase by decades has been 1880-90 seventy-two
per cent, 1890-1900 fifty per cent, 1900 10 ninety-four percent. The
real growth of the past decade has not been so great as these percentages
indicate; for as every economist knows the standard of value has stedily
depreciated since 1897. During the early part of the thirty-year period the
purchasing power of the dollar was constantly appreciating. During the
past twelv years the rising cost of living as we commonly phrase it has
affected teachers' salaries, the cost of bilding, fuel, apparatus, and al-
most every other item of school expenditure. But after every allowance
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has been made for fluctuations in the monetary standard, it is evident
that there is a rapid growth in the portion of the national welth set aside
for the education of the people.
With this growth of the common schools has come a corresponding
development of the means of training of teachers. The appropriations
for the 78 public normal schools of the country in 1880 was $847,400; in
1910 for 174 such schools $9,265,838. The increase by decades was
1880-1890 - $1,465,552
1890-1900 - - 1,274,562
1900- 1910 - - 5,678,328
It will be notist that the normal schools have grown more rapidly than
common school expenditures in Illinois. This is due in part to the
founding of new normal schools, but if we take twenty typical normal
schools, the oldest in their respectiv states, establisht prior to 1880 we
find that the appropriations for the twenty have grown from $294,100 to
$1,928,254. Most of that increase has been within the past ten years.'
The normal school has thus shared with the public school in the
remarkable development of the last decade, and it must continue to grow
and grow faster; for the conviction is spreding that traind teachers is
the greatest need of our schools.
The development of the Illinois State Normal University has been
in many respects typical for normal schools of the Middle West. Found-
ed in 1857, the first state normal school in the Mississippi Valley, with
an able faculty from the first it had by 1870 become the first state normal
school of the country in income, in number of students, and in influence.
Since that date its growth has been more slow, and four schools in other
states, Cedar Falls, Emporia, Terre Haute and Ypsilanti, have past it in
numbers, in resources, and other elements of strength. Among the
reasons for this relativly lower status may be mentiond two: In Illinois
the students and available funds are divided among five strong state
normal schools. In most other states normal graduates receive state
teachers' certificates. In Illinois they receive no teachers' license
Yet the different stages of its growth have been in a significant
way typical of the normal school movement. During the first period,
1 857- 1 875 when this institution was at or near the hed of the procession,
there was thruout the entire country great interest in the normal school
movement. Fifty-four state normal schools were founded in this period.
The next fifteen years was a period of relativ stagnation. Only twenty-
six were founded in this period. Growth was slow. The public schools
themselves were comparativly stationary. The erection of new bildings
languisht. Few educational books were publisht. About 1890 came an
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educational revival. In the following decade altho it was mainly a period
of financial depression, our schools everywhere grew in resources and in
popular regard. There was a notable expension of the public high
school. Our universities became a greater force in our national life.
The renewd interest in educational efficiency was reflected in the attend-
ance at teachers' meetings, the output of the educational press and the
general unrest in pedagogical circles. During this period the average
attendance of normal students at Normal grew from 465 to 638, the
income of the institution from $27,043.26 to $46,122.35. Since 1900 the
annual income for ordinary expenses of the institution has grown from
$46,122.35 to $122,419.30, the faculty from twenty-one to fifty; the
annual student registration including the training school from 1205 to
2703. But these are mere statistics of growth. The development of the
school is a larger story.
This development may be considerd under four heds. 1. Changes
in organization. 2. The development of the older departments. 3. The
new departments. 4. Material development.
For five years after the opening of the normal schools at Charleston
and DeKalb in September 1899 the attendance at Normal continued to
decline. The total registration of normal students not including the
summer school was as follows:
1 898- 1 899 - - 840
1 899- 1 900 - - 634
1900-1901 - - 572
The average registration per term was
1898- 1899 - - 638
1 899- 1 900 - - 489
1 900- 1 901 - - 463
There were several reasons for this notable decline in attendance. The
three new state normal schools took their share of prospectiv teachers.
The growth of the state University, the establishment of Bradley Institute
and James Millikin University in our immediate neighborhood attracted
many students. During these years the appropriation from the state
tresury increast 57 per cent. Nine new teachers were added to the
faculty. This concurrence of a larger faculty and smaller student body
made possible a more effectiv organization. Prior to 1900 all normal
students followd practically the same course of study — the standard
three-year course that had with some modifications come down from 1857.
After 1895 graduates of four-year high schools were permitted to omit
one-third of the course, but they recited in the same classes as other
students. In 1900 the course of study was revised so as to make distinct
provision for three classes of students: a two-year program for graduates
I 903 -I 904 -
1 901 -1 902 -
- 43 T
1903- 1904 -
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of superior high schools, a three-year program for graduates of village
high schools and a four-year program for students of little high-schooi
preparation. These groups recited separately in most subjects. Classes
that formerly exceded fifty now rarely numberd thirty.
In the older normal course all students took the same work regard-
less of their probable destination with the exception that Latin and
German might be taken by adding a year to the course, and future
primary teachers might confine their practis-teaching to that grade.
Since 1900 with the multiplying facilities of the school many electiv
studies have been offerd thus permitting students to prepare especially for
primary or grammar-school work, or for some special line of high-school
teaching. During the present year we have revised our entire organiza-
tion so as to provide distinct programs for primary teachers and for
grammar-school teachers. For prospectiv high-school teachers we have
establisht a distinct division of the Normal University known as
THE TEACHERS COLLEGE
Since 1907 the Illinois State Normal University has been authorized
to give degrees in education and thus far nine have been conferd upon
normal-school graduates who have completed two years of advanst work,
or upon college graduates who have spent one year in special profes-
sional study. With an increasing number of students looking forward
to high-school teaching it has become necessary to organize a full four-
year professional course of college rank in which the problems of the
high-school shall receive chief consideration. In the Teachers Col-
lege program is a core of required work in English, education, and
practis teaching. Along with these the student elects courses in biology,
physical science, economics, history, mathematics, literature, language,
etc. From two to three years' work is offerd in each of these subjects.
The university high-school affords excellent opportunities for training in
THE UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL
The old high school was abolisht in 1895. Ten years later the legis-
lature past the Lindly act awarding to eighth grade graduates township
scholarships at the state normal schools. If such graduates are over
sixteen years of age (seventeen if boys) and intend to become teachers,
they are admitted to a five-year program in the normal department.
For the younger ones is provided the university high school now num-
bering 144 students with its extended courses in agriculture, manual
training, and home economics, along with the older branches. The
three paid teachers are training teachers, for the university high school
is the training school of the teachers college.
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THE ELEMENTARY TRAINING SCHOOL
The elementary training school consists of a kindergarten and eight
grades each in charge of a training teacher. Students may take a full year
of kindergarten theory and practis. Many of the primary teachers elect
one term of such work. With the large force of training teachers it
is possible to give close supervision to the students teaching. The Direc-
tor of the training school is also the teacher of general method thus in-
suring harmony between theory and practis.
EXPANSION OF THE DEPARTMENTS
With increast resources and more teachers have come in every depart-
ment advanst courses as well as courses of varying length and difficulty
in the ordinary field of the normal school. Thus in mathematics, college
algebra, trigonometry, analytics, astronomy and a course in the history
and teaching of mathematics are taught. In physics and chemistry in-
sted of three terms offerd to seniors ten years ago we have six courses in
chemistry and eight in physics.
In biology, insted of zoology in the fall, physiology in the winter,
botany in the spring for all juniors, we have four courses in nature-study;
five each in botany and zoology.
The three courses in English literature have grown to ten; the three
courses in history to twelv, besides sociology, economics, and industrial
history. Eleven courses are now offerd in the department of geografy.
The twenty lessons in music given after school by some member of the
faculty are succeded by a vigorous department maintaining three regular
courses taught every term, a choral club of nearly one hundred members,
two glee clubs, and an orchestra. Besides the work in reading and
phonics which we trust has lost little of its ancient excellence, there are
now courses in debating, extempore speaking, and dramatic reading.
The dramatic club is one of the most vigorous in the institution. The
broad stage of the handsome auditorium affords a fine opportunity for
In the field of psychology and pedagogy, there has been a reduction
in the amount of required work. After a preliminary general course in
pedagogy comes a term of experimental psychology. There follow two
terms in principles and methods of education, one in school management.
To students desiring longer courses are taught a year of the History of
Education, a year of advanst psychology and ethics. Student teachers
in the training school devote more time to their lesson planning, to ob-
servation, but are held for only three terms of practis.
THE NEW DEPARTMENTS.
The new studies in the public school course call for a corresponding
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addition to the normal school program. The Manual Training depart-
ment was opend in 1903 by Mr. William T. Bawden of Columbia Uni-
versity. It proved very popular from the start. In 1907 the legislature
appropriated $100,000 for a suitable bilding for the manual arts. Two in-
structors now give their entire time to teaching wood working and
mechanical drawing, another to book-binding, pottery, and metal work
and other studies in applied design. The courses offerd include bench
work in wood, lathework, and furniture-making besides machine and
architectural drawing. The three shops are well-equipt with tools and
wood-working machinery. The demand for young men traind in this
department is far beyond the supply.
The department of home economics opend in 1908 now numbers
four instructors. The special programs in this department include two
years daily work in cooking, sewing, millinery, and related studies in
foods, textils, and household management, five terms in education, three
in practis teaching with appropriate studies in chemistry, botany, bacter-
iology, floriculture, design, industrial history, physiology, sanitation and
economics. Forty-six young women are enrold in the special programs
for prospectiv teachers of these subjects. The cooking laboratory is
among the best equipt in the West.
The department of physical education provides for the young
women a year's work in gymnastics and games including special courses
in play-ground supervision. The Director for Women instructs the
women students in the regular courses in physiology and hygiene. The
young men are taught by their physical director. A careful physical
examination is made of every new student as a basis for the prescription
of suitable exercises.
With the renewd interest in education for the farmer has come
special provision for the training of teachers for country schools and for
agricultural high schools. The country-school department provides two
special programs — a two-year program for graduates of the country
school, a one-year course for experienst teachers or for students with
high-school training. Students in this department recite thruout in
separate classes. Their instruction is addrest to country-school condi-
tions, and includes special courses in nature-study and agriculture.
The agricultural department provides a full four-year program — two
hours per day — in agriculture for the high schools. The courses include
practically every agricultural topic of value than can be made a subject
of school instruction. The farm of ninety-five acres lying just west of
our campus, is a valuable adjunct in this instruction. No other normal
school in the United States is so fortunately conditiond for training high-
school teachers in agriculture.
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The recent growth of the normal school has been largely aided by
the summer school. Summer sessions have been held at various times in
the past, but they were never more than four weeks in length, and con-
sisted wholly of special short courses for teachers. In the summer school
begun in 1900 the program consists chiefly of the regular normal courses,
taught two lessons per day. Since 1903 there have been two summer
terms each of six weeks. The attendance has grown to 1571 . Many
teachers first attracted by the summer school have remaind to complete
the full curriculum for graduation. One hundred twenty courses are
now offerd in the summer school, many of them taught in several sections.
Twenty-seven instructors are employd besides forty-six of the regular
faculty. The beautiful campus with its spacious areas of shade, the cool
and airy bildings, the eager students, the joyous spirit where everybody
is busy yet happy in his work makes Normal indeed a delightful place
for summer study.
The growth of the school has been attended by an enlargement and
improvement in its physical equipment. A plant house was bilt in 1905,
the manual arts bilding in 1908. The new auditorium with its pipe
organ and 1150 sittings is one of the finest school assembly rooms in the
country. The campus is improved and beautified with walks and drives
and new plantings of trees and shrubbery. Just now the plans are
completed for a model training-school bilding to cost $125,000.
But upon all this growth and development the school cannot look
with pride unless it cherish the old spirit that animated its founders, un-
less it remain true to its high calling. The alumni may be reassurd
on this point. The students of the present day may enjoy certain
advantages that contribute to their comfort and to their ease, but these
advantages have not weakend their energies or clouded their devotion.
They hear the call of the children, the summons to lead the way to a fine
citizenship. To this call they respond with the old Normal spirit.
Once more, after four years of defeat, Wrightonia rises victorious.
This was the news that flashed through Central Illinois the night of
December 20, when Philadelphia lost supremacy by two points. The
decision of judges was four to two in favor of Wrightonia, with one
number a tie. The results were: debate — 2 to 1 for Wrightonia; vocal
solo — 2 to 1 for Wrightonia; essay — 2 to 1 for Philadelphia; reading — tie;
instrumental solo 3 to o for Philadelphia; oration — 2 to 1 for Wrigh-
Four to two in favor of Wrightonia — do you sense the significance?
By one point Wrightonia has passed her rival in the total score; the final
results stand 168 to 167, if the Grand Record Keeper has his mathema-
tics on straight. From Wrightonian archives the following data have
No. Points No. Points
Contests won 26 22
Debates won - 29 58 22 44
Vocal music won - 27 27 21 21
Instrumental music won - - - 18 18 28 28
Essays wons - - 12 12 12 12
Recitations won - - 10 10 11 11
Orations won - 21 21 21 21
Papers won - - 11 22 15 30
Total points - - 168 167
Wrightonian shut-outs: Philadelphian shut-outs:
1858— debate only. 1884— all points.
1859— debate and one other point.
1S96 -all points.
This year's contest was in every way creditable. It was a spirited
fight between well-matcht contestants. Every number was interesting;
every participant proved his right to represent his society. The selec-
tions, musical and literary, were well chosen; the original work of de-
baters and essayists was of high grade.
Contests come and go; contestants rise and fall; but some features
are permanent. Perhaps, after all, the real value of the contest is in its
by-products. You remember, you alumni of an older decade, those out-
ward and visible signs preceding and proclaiming the flutter of purple
and gold ribbons — or were they yellow and black? You may have a
vision of other banners floating from forbidden angles; you may have
memories of an unseemly scramble cald the color rush. You felt the
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peculiar stir in corridor and classroom; you came to know the atmos-
phere, as a westerner scents the "storm breeder." However phlegmatic
you were the remainder of the year, at least once annually your soul was
stird to patriotic depths. The I. S. N. U. contest spirit — there is
nothing like it.
Then, after the battle, there was always the decision of the judges
to cheer you. Frequently, if you were a loser, you remarkt that it was
the queerest decision you ever heard. Verily, there is much virtue in an
191 1 was markt by the old features. There were the same colors,
the same banners, the same dissatisfaction — especially on the part of
Philadelphians. Late into the night victors and vanquisht were ban-
queting in adjoining rooms, more or less happy. By morning the tumult
and the shouting ceast; the purple and gold waved in triumph; the
fifty-first contest was over.
History reports that certain residents looking from their windows
the next morning faild to see the Wrightonian colors waving from the
Normal tower. A banner was at hand redy to fly; but it was not purple
and gold. And — it did not fly. Queer what pranks Dame Fortune plays,
especially with the collusion of judges.
What day should be more important in the life of an institution than
the day on which it was created? This day in the case of our Alma Mater
is February iXth, for on that day Governor Matteson signed the bill for
the establishment and maintenance of a Normal University in the State
of Illinois. Not until four years ago has the school taken any special
recognition of this anniversary. Since then we have been honoring this
day more and more. This year we hope to have several hundred present.
The person about whom all things will center is our belovd Mr. McCor-
mick who is to leave the school at the end of this year. We wish every-
one who can arrange to do so, would plan to be with us this year— that
brings to mind the thought of a Homecoming. Nearly every school has
some day or week set apart on which all of her sons and daughters may
come back and greet old friends, classmates, and teachers. Why should
we not establish Founders' Day as the Homecoming Day of the Illinois
State Normal University ? Surely every alumnus who lives in Illinois
can come and would enjoy coming "home" every two or three years if he
knew he could shake the hands of his old classmates and talk over old
times with them. What do the Alumni think of this plan ?
It is hoped that the Alumni will read the note at the head of the list
of books and respond promptly and generously. Please do not permit
any false modesty to keep you from sending us notices of your articles
and books. Your article may contain the very help for which some
alumnus is seeking. We will gladly review any books or articles that
may be sent to the Quarterly for that purpose.
This magazine is an experiment. The success of the experiment
rests with you, the Alumni. Do you care for a communication every
three months from your first Alma Mater? Is this the kind of Quarterly
Magazine best suited to this purpose? Would you like any Department
added? We want you to feel that this is your own special property and
we shall be greatly pleased to receive any suggestions as to the best
method of conducting the magazine.
UNIVERSITY FOR THE QUARTER
A number of the faculty of the I.S.N.
U. attended the High School Conference
at the University of
High School Illinois on November
Conference 23, 24, and 25. This
was the largest and in
many ways the best conference of the
whole series of eight that the University
has conducted. The total attendance
exclusiv of the university community
was 813, 268 high schools, 4 academies,
and 18 higher institutions were repre-
sented in the attendance.
The general session of the conference
held on Friday evening consisted of a
symposium on the question: "What
should be the standard of preparation,
both in scholarship and professionally,
for high school teachers?" The speakers
were Dean George F. James of Minne-
sota University, President David Felmley
of the I.S.N.U., and Principal J. Calvin
llanna of the Township High School at
Oak Park. All three of the addresses
were of an unusually high order of merit
and the large audience seemd to be
unanimous in pronouncing this one of
the very best programs ever presented to
the teachers of Illinois. These addresses
are to be printed at least in abstract in
the report of the conference, and they
will certainly have a markt influence in
fixing a higher and a better standard for
the high school teachers of the state.
Mr. Peterson attended the meeting of
the American Psychological Association
at Washington, D.C.,
Prof. Peterson during the Christmas
in Washington holidays. The pro-
gram showd quite a
decided trend toward applied psychology.
The Binet-Simon mental tests of chil-
dren and their usefulness in analysing
mental backwardness, evoke much inter-
est. Prof. Seashore has devised and put
into practis a series of tests to determin
whether a person is likely to succeed as
a musician. A third session was given
to the relation of psychology to medical
education and practis, and action was
taken looking toward the cooperation of
this association and the American Medi-
cal Association in securing the w : ider in-
troduction of psychology into medical
One of the most interesting features of
the Faculty life is the club. All thru its
many changes it keeps
Faculty a social element among
Club the teachers which fos-
ters a cordial co-oper-
ativ spirit of unity in purpose.
The fortnightly meetings bring us often
to a more loyal appreciation of our duties.
A word from a guest or from one of our
number often leads us to look up again
to the big things and think less of our
own little troubles. And in the experi-
ence of others we often see another way
to meet our problems.
The discussions bring out the freest
and kindliest exchange of ideas and we
grow in our understanding and appreci-
ation of one another. The new teachers
from year to year find our club the com-
munity center in which they are soon a
The fact that the club has been main-
taind for as many as twenty-five years
is proof that it has made itself worth
while to its members. There are many
who look back and realize that they are
indebted to the club for a helpful and
The many additions to the faculty this
year, and the papers on local topics large
enuf to interest all, have made the
present season one of the most enjoyable
we have experieust.
UNIVERSITY FOR THE QUARTER
The following has been the programs:
i. s. \. i . lAcn.Tv ci. in, 1911.
Thursday, Sept. 21 Some points in
technique that Normal teachers
are liable t<> overlook. Mr. Felmley
Thursday, Oct. 5— Attention to the
Bnglish of the pupils. Miss Colby
Thursday, Oct. 19— What can be done
to improve oral expression in the
Mr. Evans, Miss Owen
Thursday, Nov. 1 What systematic
pyschology may do for the Nor-
mal teacher. Mr. Peterson
Thursday, Nov. 16— The relation of
art to the life of the school. Miss Kla
Music, an essential in the Normal
School. Mr. WesthofT
Thursday, Dee. 7— Some of the means
available to the Normal teacher
for improving his instruction.
The two leading institutions which
have for their main purpose the welfare
of the child, are the
Parents and home and the school.
Teachers' These institutions in
Association their evolution have
become more and more
complex. This complexity has had a
tendency to separate the two, which
bodes ill to the child. It, therefore, be-
comes necessary to provide ways and
means for closer cooperation between the
home and school. Thoughts of this na-
ture were prime desiderata in stimulating
the Training Teachers to take the neces-
sary steps leading to the formation of a
Parents and Teachers' Association. The
specific purpose of the organization as
worded in the constitution is: "To pro-
vide- facilities for bringing teachers and
parent* into closer contact— the object
being to secure more perfect cooperation
in the advancing of the moral, intellect-
ual, and physical welfare of the pupils
in the Training School of the Illinois
State Normal University." Provision is
made for five regular meetings, two in
the fall term, two in the winter term,
and one in the spring term. Three meet-
ings have been held. At the first meet-
ing reasons were set forth favoring the
formation of a Parents and Teachers'
Association, a constitution was adopted
and officers were elected. The second
meeting was given over to the discussion
of the subject: Suitable reading for boys
and girls. The third program had for
its theme, Cooperation of Parents and
Teachers. The following sub topics were
handled: Regularity and Punctuality in
School Attendance, Pupils' Conduct in
Going To and Coming From School,
School Lunches, and Home Study. On
March 1, various phases of the subject
"Helth of Pupils" will be presented by
N. K. McCormick of Normal and Dr.
Cxailey of Bloomington. On April 16,
President Felmley will speak on ' 'The
Needs of the Child as Realized by Mod-
ern School Architecture." Judging from
the interest manifested by the parents
and the enthusiasm of the Training and
Student Teachers much good is destind
to come from this association.
There are twelv students enrold in
our graduate school at present. These
students are of mature
Graduate age and are doing work
Enrollment of superior quality.
They are working for
the degree of Bachelor of Education.
We have had nine graduates of this school
—two in 1908, one in 1909, two in 1910,
and four in 1911.
The University High School is such a
lusty infant, and growing at such a rapid
rate, that it is abso-
The University lutely safe to predict
High School the problem of the im-
mediate future is to
provide adequate quarters for the stu-
dents. In the six years since the re-es-
tablishment of the high school the in-
creas in attendance has been stedv, and
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there is no sign of any falling off, the
enrollment of 150 for the present year
being an increasof about twenty per cent.
over last year. The various courses of-
fered—college preparatory, household
science, agricultural science, and manual
training — are proving eminently satisfac-
tory, but at least two more are contem-
plated. The present corps of three teach-
ers will uudoutedly be increast unless
the growth in attendance drops off unex-
pectedly. The new training school bild-
ing will be very badly needed by the
high school department before it is avail-
able, but the indications are that the part
set aside for the high school will be
crowded at the time of opening. It may
prove necessary to limit the number of
students enrold, as was the case in the
old Normal High School, though at pres-
ent no such action is contemplated.
This year has seen many changes in
the faculty. Several new departments
have been establisht
New Members and assistants have
of the Faculty been appointed in oth-
er departments. As
one looks at the faculty on the stage at
General Exercises, so many new faces
are seen that it seems to the old timer
that we almost have a new faculty.
The following new names appear on
our faculty this year:
Physical Education — Assistant— Miss
Hazel Brackett, from Waltham, Mass., a
graduate of the Boston School of Gym-
Training School — Third Grade — Mrs.
Edith Bickell Brown, from Minneapolis,
graduate of the; State Normal School, at
St. Cloud, Minn., and of the University
Country Schools- Miss Mabel Carney
from Marseilles, a former student at the
De Kalh Normal and at Teachers' Col-
lege of Columbia University.
Household Art Assistant Miss An-
tietta Belle Cooper, of Normal, a grad-
uate of the Illinois State Normal Univer-
sity. Special Course.
Fifth Grade— Training School — Miss
Florence Foote, from Springfield , Mass.
Grammar — Miss Laura Hayes, a grad-
uate of Vanderbilt University, and a Mas-
ter of Arts at the University of Chicago.
Manual Training Assistant — Merton
J. Uyon, from Menominee, Wis., a grad-
uate of the vState Normal School at Osh-
kosh, Wis., and of the Stout Institute at
Agriculture— Irvin Arthur Madden of
Freeport, 111., a graduate of De Kalb
Normal and the College of Agriculture at
the University of Illinois.
High School teacher and critic, Frances
Morehouse of Wyoming, 111., a - graduate
of the University of Illinois.
High School teacher and critic, Clara
Fenstone from Pittsfield, a graduate of
the State Normal University, and the
University of Chicago.
German— Charlotte Louise Reichmann,
graduate of the University of Chicago,
fellow in modern language at Northwest-
ern University, for two years a student
in Berlin and Heidelberg.
Design — Clarinda Richards of Forest
Park, 111., a graduate of the Teachers'
College of Columbia University.
Rhetoric and Composition — Lillian K.
Sabine, from Mt. Pleasant, Mich., a grad-
uate of the University of Michigan.
Household Art — Director— Helen La
Rue Schurtz, from Negaunee, Mich., a
graduate of the Michigan State Normal
School at Ypsilanti and of the Stout In-
stitute at Menominee, Wis.
Assistant Household Science — Jean
vStewart, of Youngstown, Ohio, graduate
of Westminster College and of the Teach-
ers' College, Columbia University.
Assistant in Latin -Miss Kate Healy,
of Ft. Dodge, Iowa, a graduate of the
University of Michigan, takes Miss Blan-
chard's place. Miss Blanchard has a
leave of absence for two years and is at-
tending the University of Michigan.
UNIVERSITY FOR THE QUARTER
Mi-v Bernice Hart has taken the place
of Miss Hazel Brackett, Miss Brackett
w.is married during the Christmas vaca-
The Founders' Day Celebration this
jrear will beheld Saturday, Feb. 17. A
bigger time than ever
Founders' Day is anticipated. It will
Celebration afford a good oppor-
tunity for both earlier
,uid later graduates to return, see the
school in its present condition and shake
hands with old friends. Class re-unions
of all later classes are being planned.
Professor Henry McCormick, who has
been connected with the Faculty for over
forty years will sever, at the close of the
year, his connection with the institution.
The Founders' Day program will take
recognition of his long and faithful ser-
vis. Dr. John W. Cook will make the
main address, Joseph Carter (70), Frank
Richey (72) and J. Dickey Tempi eton
(73) and many others will be heard from.
Graduates of the school may send $1.00
to O. D. Manchester and have a plate re-
served at the banquet.
The old plan of Faculty critiques has
been revived. We hope it wall result in
much plesure and
Critiques for benefit to the Faculty.
the Faculty The first lesson was
on vSquare Root, pre-
sented by Mr. Ulrich to an eighth-grade
class. The second was in Commercial
Geografy, given by Mr. Ridgley.
Spirited discussions have followd the
critiques in which all kinds of pedagogi-
cal questions have been argued pro and
Mr. Klmer Cavins was granted a leave
of absence last spring and he spent five
months abroad. Any
Mr. Cavins one with Mr. Cavins'
Abroad strong sense of humor
could not* 'do Europe"
without having many rich experiences.
Some of these his friends have been for-
tunate enuf to hear.
The Suffragist Association, made up of
women of the Faculty and women of the
city of Normal is now
Suffragist in the second year of
Association its existence and is in
a most flourishing con-
dition. Regular meetings are held every
six weeks at Miss Colby's. The senti-
ment in favor of woman suffrage seems
to be stedily increasing.
The I v ecture Course this year is very sat-
isfactory. The lecture on The Insurgent
Movement by Hon.
Lecture Course Victor Murdock and
the Concert by the
Choral Club, under the direction of Mr.
Westhoff , were especially pleasing. The
recital by Skovgaard, the famous violin-
ist, was given F'eb. 29th and was especi-
The Farmers' Institute was held in the
Auditorium of the I. S. N. U. on Jan-
uary 10th and 11th,
Farmers' and on January 12th
Institute the Mclvean County
was held. The extreme cold weather
prevented the attendance of a large num-
ber of the farmers. The excellent pro-
gram however seemed to repay the cour-
ageous ones who came. Among other
numbers were talks by Miss Alice Patter-
son, President Felmley, and Mr. Madden
of the Faculty. Demonstrations in the
work of Domestic Science and Domestic
Art were given by Misses Iyyford and
Schurtz, heds of the two departments.
One of the most important things done
at the State Association was the move-
ment toward a closer
State Association union of the teachers
of the state. To have
membership in the State Association
entitle one to membership in the other
division associations, and -to have a bi-
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monthly paper, devoted to the educa-
tional affairs of the state would help
greatly in this work.
A number of the Faculty attended the
Schoolmasters' which met in Peoria
Club in November. The
chief address was on
We give below a short record of the
life of a man whom every student who
has ever come to the University knew
Richard Edwards was born in Cardi-
ganshire, Wales, on the 23rd of Decem-
ber, 1822. He came to this country and
settled in Ohio, at the age of eleven. In
October, 1844, Mr. Edwards went East
to Massachusetts in order to secure better
school advantages. In Massachusetts he
taught and attended school, teaching in
Bridge water five years, as Principal of
the English High School; in Salem one
year and then he was asked to open the
New Salem Normal School. He remaind
here three years when he was cald to
vSt. Louis as hed of the Training School.
Later, in 1862, when President Hovey of
the I. S. N. U. left to enter the war, the
Hoard of Education asked Mr. Edwards
to take the presidency. He did this and
remaind here until 1875 when he re-
sigud to accept the position of pastor of
a church in Princeton. Later he was
President of Knox College, State Super-
intendent of Public Instruction, and
President of Blackburn University. He
retired in 1893 and spent the last years of
his life in Bloomington. He died March
7th, 1908. Pres. Edwards' influence on
the life of Illinois has been of great and
lasting value. Elmer Elsworth Brown
has said, 'The mission of Dr. Edwards,
in the early days of his career in Illinois,
was to carry into that new country the
warmth and light of the great New Eng-
land movement which we commonly as-
sociate with the names of Horace Mann
and Henry Barnard. But he was more
than the bearer of a message from one
civilization to another, for there was in
him that massiv and kindly personality,
not reflected from any other but alto-
gether his own, which gave the real vital
touch and human tang to his influence.
It is a great thing to have bilt one's life
into the civilization of a great state as he
did in Illinois. And it is even more that
his large family circle and much larger
circle of friends should have the precious
memory of his life and love to help them
on their way thru life."
OUR SISTER SCHOOLS
Work on the new north wing of the
Superior, Wis., Normal, has begun. The
addition will provide lecture-rooms and
additional recitation rooms. One whole
floor will be given to the library and
study rooms. This will surely add much
to the appearance and convenience of the
Whitewater Normal has a new feature
this year in tin- form of a model district
school which is to serv as a school of ob-
servation and practis for those Normal
students expecting to become country
teachers. The school is two miles east of
the Normal and is taught by Miss Mary
Williams who has been engaged by the
joint action of the District Board and the
Board of Regents.
The Milwaukee Normal has fourteen
student literary societies. Among these
are two story-telling and dramatizing,
an opera study, two current events, a
history on English and a German society.
Still another endevors to study handi-
craft and aims to produce in stenciling,
block painting, leather work, and book
We quote from the Western Teacher,
Jan., 1912. "At Platteville, the differ-
ence between the old and new regime is
very markt. The school has wakt up.
President Sutherland and several mem-
bers of the Faculty who were traind in
the best Normal Schools of America have
infused a rkaj. Normal-school spirit into
this old institution which was once a sort
of Sleepy Hollow."
NOTES ON BOOKS AND ARTICLES
\\ V are publishing a list of the books and articles recently publisht by members of the Faculty of
the University. We believe this will be of interest to all the Alumni, and of especial help to those who
are engaged in the teaching profession. We are also listing as many by Alumni as our space permits.
In our next number we shall continue this work, and we bespeak the co-operation of the Alumni. Will
you not aid us in keeping this record of our contributions to current literature?— Editor.
Elements of Physical
il in Home and School
Barber, Fred 1>.:
Professor Frederic D. Harbor's "Kle-
inents of Physical Science," which has
been in process of preparation for several
years, and which is now redy for publi-
cation, bids fair to make a name for itself
and its author. The book is divided into
five parts — lighting, heating, refrigera-
tion, sanitation, and the wether. As is
suggested by these hedings, it is exced-
ingly practical in its nature. In fact, the
unique feature of the book is the extent
to which the attack on subject matter is
made through the student's interest in.
the things about him. The whole move-
ment of present day science in the high
school is undoutedly away from the idea
of science for its own sake and toward
applied science. Mr. Barber's book goes
farther in this direction than anything
now publisht. Its "teachableness" has
been amply demonstrated by its use in
over fifty classes in the I. S. N. U., the
University high school, and the DeKalb
normal. Much of the work is experi-
mental, the experiments being introduced
for the purpose of securing a scientific
explanation of observd phenomena that,
to the student, demand solution.
Colby, J. R.:
Literature and Life in the
This book should be red by every
teacher and prospectiv teacher of Litera-
ture. No one can read it without being
peculiarly imprest with the possibilities
and responsibilities that lie in the path-
way of the teacher of L/iterature.
In the first chapter, The Function of
I/iterature, the author goes right at the
root of the matter. In her remarkably
forceful and artistic language she shows
that the function is to give us the fuller,
deeper life for which everyone hungers
whether consciously or unconsciously.
Then the author takes up the Litera-
ture peculiarly fitted for the first four
years of school, then for the next four
and lastly for the high school. One
chapter is devoted to the Method of
Handling Literature, and a careful study
of this will save many serious blunders
on the part of teachers of Literature.
The attractiv language, the vigorous
style, and the vital interest of the subject
matter make the book decidedly worth
McMurry, Frank M.: How to Study;
Houghton Mifflin Company 1909.
This book is the best one on this sub-
ject that has yet been publisht. It first
discusses the present improper methods
of study. Then the leading factors in
study are discust and conclusions drawn.
The author says that the teacher should
teach the children right methods of study
which will result in a great saving of
time. To quote his words:
"Attention to proper method of study
will result in greatly reducing, rather
than increasing, the work of both teacher
and pupil. First, it will reduce the
quantity of subject matter. Second, it
will relieve both teacher and pupil from
overwork by eliminating much friction in
the process of study."
Newell, A. C: A Lesson Plan for Man-
ual Training Teachers and Some Shop
Outlines. — Manual Training' Magazine,
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Carney, Mabel: The Problem of the
Country School. — Normal School Quar-
terly, October 1911.
Crocker, Win. J., Knight, Dee: The Effect
of Illuminating Gas and Ethylene upon
the flowers of the Carnation. — Botanical
Gazette, 1908. The Development of the
Peg of the Cucurbitaciae. — Botanical Ga-
Dexheimer, Dora M.: Articles on Pri-
mary language. — School News, 1905-6
Eyestone, Lura M.: Nature Study for
the Primary Grades. — School Century.
Beginning Reading and Physiology for
the Dower Grades.— Illinois Instructor
and Practical Educator, Oct., May 1911-12.
Gray, Wm.: Type Studies in Geografy
for Upper Grades. Problems of Ele-
mentary Geografy. — School Century, J.
W. Jones, Oak Park, 1911-12.
Holmes, M. J.: The Desson; a Study in
the Art of Teaching. — Normal School
Quarterly, October 1909.
Peterson, Harvey A.: Correlation of Cer-
tain Mental Traits in Normal School
Students. — Psychological Review, 1908,
XV: 323. (On the extent to which
persons superior in some mental traits
are likely to be superior -in certain
others also. )
The Influence of Complexity and Dis-
similarity on Memory. No. 49 of the
monograph series of the Psychological
Review. Review Pub. Co., Baltimore,
Pricer, J. L/.: The Dife History of the
Patterson, Alice Jean: Practical Nature
Study. (Jointauthor with J. G. Coulter. )
I). Appleton & Co.
Potatoes and Oats as Nature Study Top-
ics. Nature Study Review.
Patterson, Alice Jean, Dexheimer, L/ora
M.: Illinois Series Agricultural J,eaf-
letsifor the Eight Grades. J.G.Coulter,
Ridgley, Douglas C: Four pamphlets —
General Circulation of the Atmos-
phere 15c; Rainfall of the Earth 15c;
Vegetation Zones of the Earth 15c;
Trip Around the Earth on the Fortieth
Parallel 10c. Publish! by McKnight
& McKnight, Normal.
Series of Articles on Geografy in School
News, September 1910, April 1911.
Turner, Edwin A.: Our Common Friends
and Foes. American Book Company
This book is an excellent collection of
nature studies in which accurate scientific
facts are told. The book will be an at-
tractiv reader for little children in the
Thompson, Nellie Catherine: Readers
for the first three grades, written in
the new Scientific Alfabet are now in
press. They will be reviewd fully in
the next number of the Quarterly.
Westoff, F. W.: Elements of Music in
Song. Public School Publishing Co.,
Select Rote Songs and Elementary
Music Reader. C. M. Parker Publish-
ing Co., Taylorville, 111.
Elements of Music and Notation. Mc-
Knight & McKnight, Normal, 111.
These three textbooks are all excellent
in quality. They will certainly meet the
needs of the teacher of music in our
Eyestone, DuraM.: Rimes and Stories.
— Public School Publishing Co. 50c.
This is a child's primer — a reader for
children. It begins with short bits of
verse and bright conversation. Farther
on, short dramatic stories such as "The
Little Red Hen" and "The Gingerbread
Man'' are used. "Rimes and Stories" has
much more reading matter than most
primers, and therefore can well be used
in both first and second grades. Songs
and artistic drawings serv as illustra-
tions. Tin- book is a most excellent one
and deserves consideration by all primary
On November 12th over one hundred
girls and women members of the Faculty
gathered in Room 10
Birthday Party to celebrate the 39th
birthday of the Y. W.
C. A. A letter from Mrs. L/ida Brown
McMurry was read and a short talk about
the origin of the Y. W. C. A. was given
by Miss Edwards. Both Mrs. McMurry
and Miss Edwards were charter mem-
bers. L/ater an immense birthday cake with
39 candles was the center of attention
and the "party" ended in a social hour.
The Philadelphian society has arranged
to have Prof. McCormick's picture hung
on Philadelphia's hall.
Prof. McCor- Mr. McCormick has
mick's Picture always been a most
faithful member of the
society and this is only a long deservd
acknowledgment of his loyalty and un-
selfish devotion to Philadelphia.
The Philadelphian society has been in
a most flourishing condition this year
under the guidance
Philadelphia of Mr. L/athrop as
President and Mr.
Fvans as Critic in the Fall Term and
with Miss Otto now at the wheel. The
programs for the present term are unit
programs on Ireland, Scotland, Russia,
China, etc. Unit programs give the indi-
viduals just as good opportunities to
show their power and undoutedly leave a
deeper impression on the members and
The "Backward Party," given by the
Y. W. C. A. to the Academy girls, on
October 6th, was well
Backward Party attended. Much mer-
riment was caused by
tlie complete reversal of all usual saluta-
tions and actions.
The vSapphonian Society has continued
its work along the lines of its former
The Sapphonian The Committees or-
Society ganized for the fall
term were the Liter-
ature Committee, the Arts and Crafts
Committee, and the Music Committee.
These three have provided the programs,
in turn, for the fortnightly open meet-
The subjects of three committees have
been: The Development of the Greek
Drama, The Arts and Crafts Movement
in Bngland and America, and Music of
Northern Europe respectivly. Much in-
terest has been shown and enjoyable and
profitable meetings have been held.
The practis dances that have been held
regularly twice a month on Saturday af-
ternoons in the Gym-
Practis Dances nasium have been well
attended and are much
enjoyed by both students and Faculty
who drop in whenever their time per-
mits. They begin at 3 o'clock and close
promptly at 5:30.
During the State Fair Mr. Madden,
Hed of the Agriculture Department, took
a number of his stu-
State Fair dents down to see the
fine exhibits of Live
Stock, farm products and farm machinery.
A delightful Hallowe'en Party was
given in the Gymnasium by the Juniors
to the Faculty and stu-
Hallowe'en dents. Magic seem-
Party ingly filled the air,
witches darted hither
and thither, aeroplanes flew about over-
head, curious machines spoke forth the
future of the Seniors, while terrifying
auto races took place on the Speedway in
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the midst of the throng, hong will the
night be rememberd as one of jollity
The Wrightonian vSociety has been hav-
ing good programs and fair attendance
this last term. The
Wrightonia winning of the contest
has given new energy
and indications at present are for "rec-
ord breaking" programs from now on.
A great change was made in the man-
agement of the Vidette at the beginning
of this season. Its
The Vidette management was vest-
ed in a Board of Con-
trol consisting of three students and two
members of the Faculty, one member of
tthe faculty being the teacher of Rhetoric.
The result of the change has, on the
whole, been for the good. But other
factoVs have contributed to the revival of
interest in the Vidette this year. Messrs.
Cox and Messenger, the Editor and Busi-
ness Manager, have workt patiently
and with resource to add as many new
features as possible. They have endev-
ord to make the Vidette a newspaper
and not a dry magazine. A "Who's
Who and Why" has been figured every
week and in it appears the biography of
some prominent student, giving us a
birdseye view of the worthy in question.
The editors have endevord to find out
the "funny" things in school insted of
depending on exchanges for their jokes.
On the whole, it is the opinion of most of
the subscribers that this year the Vidette
is in closer touch with the student body
than it has been for the last half decade.
The C.irls' Debating Club, with a mem-
bership of thirty young women whose
admission to t lit" club
The Debating is based upon scholar-
Club ship, holds bi-month-
The programs, based upon some unit of
study, both instruct and entertain.
The club has planned to have two
social gatherings during the present
term. Though no credit is to be given
for work, the members appreciate the op-
portunities for literary and social activity
afforded by this organization.
Those who faild to hear the Imperial
Quartet have truly regretted it since then
we know. Theoppor-
Imperial Quartet tunity to hear such a
Jan. 22 treat does not come
often. Next time we
hope more students will attend even
though it may mean earlier rising the
Of all the excellent Faculty talks given
this year Mr. McCormick's on Jane
Addams was one of
Prof. McCormick the best. It was in-
Talks Jan. 15 structiv, inspiring
and given in Mr. Mc-
Cormick's own peculiarly pleasing man-
In many respects the athletic situation
in the University High School is almost
unique. So far the
Athletics in the only interschool sport
University High that has receivd much
School attention is basket-
ball. A majority of
the students are boys, and about two-
thirds of these are enrold with some
team. Only the inconvenient hours at
which the gymnasium is available for use
by the high school students prevents a
larger number from participating. How-
ever, when fifty- five out of eighty boys
are willing to report for play at seven
o'clock in the morning, the conclusion is
inevitable that there exists the possibili-
ty of securing general participation in at
least one form of athletics. It has been
pretty eonclusivly shown also that such
general participation does not mean a
poor team, but quite the contrary; from
the beginning the school team has been
a strong one, and this year it promises to
he a formidable contender for honors in
the high school tournaments. Nor has
athletics taken precedence over the real
purpose of the school. The boy who
neglects his work, or whose attitude is
had in other respects, is not allowd to
represent the high school even in a con-
test within the school. At the same time
the ideals of obligation to the tram, of
proper treatment of visitors and officials,
and of curtesies due to opponents have
been bilt up to such an extent that the
school alredy has establisht a reputation
tor "squareness" and fair dealing in i 11 -
The great game of the year, the game
which crowds the Gym to its last square
inch of floor space and
Wesleyan Game fills the money box
to overflowing", the
game at which no one breathes until
"Time" is cald has past into history.
This year the date was January 24th
and the battle was the hardest fought for
years. The yell leaders were as activ as
the teams — the "noise," for such it was,
could be heard three blocks away. Dur-
ing the last ten minutes the teams were
often tied, then one would score, and the
harts of Normal rose or sank accord-
ingly. The final score was 29-28 in favor
of Wesleyan. It can hardly be cald a
Saturday evening, January 19th the
first one of the two regular term dances
was held in the Gym-
Term Dance nasium. About twen-
Jan. 19th ty-five couples were
present. The music
was furnisht by Ashton's Orchestra.
( )n Friday night, January twenty-sixth,
the Y. M. C. A. had a
"frolic" in the Gym-
nasium. A t h 1 e t i c
stunts of all kinds
were on the program and everyone had
a jolly time. Ginger bred and sweet
cider were servd.
On Wednesday evening, January 31st,
Miss Anna Brown of the Student Volun-
teer Movement addrest the Normal
students on "The Work of the Volun-
Y. M. C. A.
teers." Her talk was rcceivd with great
appreciation. Later an informal reception
at which light refreshments were servd
was held in the Art rooms.
The Faculty team is surely good this
season. It has alredy won two games,
one from the Juniors
Faculty Basket of the Normal by a
Ball Team score of 54-6 and one
from the third team
of the University High School by a score
The spirit of Christmas took joyous
possession of the Normal Campus Decem-
ber 16. It was no
Christmas Fete ghostly, cushion-heel-
ed spirit either, but a
lively, rollicking, fun-loving one, gay as
St. Nicholas and bold as a Kansas cy-
clone. It invaded classrooms and turn-
ed everything topsy turvv; it frolickt
with dignified professors; it tugged at the
coats of janitors and students, upsetting-
dust pans and pedagogy, insisting that
everyone join in the fun. It placed holly
in the windows and Christmas trees in
corners and happy smiles on people's
The Dramatic Club players were hold-
ing the mirror up to nature that beauti-
ful winter day; it was under their auspices
that the spirit came. The five folk lore
plays were haunted by merrows and
trolls, steept in eerie superstitions of a
simple race. They represented the folk
lore of Ireland, France, England, Russia
"The Foam Maiden," a Celtic tale, de-
picted the charm of the merrow, who
cast her spell over the trusting Michael,
an Irish fisher lad. "The Three Wish-
es" was an old delight of childhood days,
the French tale of Perrault, dramatized
even to the pudding. "A Brewing of
Brains," from English legend, was fol-
lowd by "The Snow Witch", a Russian
folk tale. The Norwegian "Troll Magic"
caught the spirit of Scandinavian
mythology, revealing the charm that
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lurkt in the dance of woodland sprites.
Kach play was admirably presented,
holding the audience through simple
phrase and homely truth. The magic of
the dance and the power of music were
effectivly reproduced in the folk dances,
which were an especial delight.
The Dramatic Club, affiliated with the
Drama League, believes in good plays
well presented, two principles which
were admirably illustrated in their folk
To the student body, the Christmas
Fete was more than a dramatic enter-
tainment; it was a real awakening to the
holiday spirit of good cheer. It is easy
to believe in magic and fairies when
holly and pine fdl the windows. Some-
how, that holiday spirit persisted long
after the curtain fell on the plays. Be-
lieve in fairies? Of course. Yet there
are some who say the fairies were not re-
sponsible at all; that it was just Miss
Owen and Miss Ela.
I. S. N. U. Alumni Meeting.
June s. 1911.
At the close of the Commencement
Exercises last spring the Alumni present
enjoyed their annual dinner which was
send in the Domestic Science dining
rooms. Dinner over, all moved to the
art room for the program and business
The meeting was cald to order by the
president, Capt. Burnham of '61, whose
semi-centennial was being celebrated.
Twenty classes, represented by sixty-
three members, responded to the roll call:
1860 Mrs. Christian
1861 Capt. Burnham
1868 Prof. Henry MeCormick
1879 Fannie Fell
1881 Anna Knight
1882 Mrs. Charles K. Feaser (Lettie
1883 Mrs. Flora Rosenberry
1884 Clarissa Kla
1890 Alice J. Patterson
Thirza M. Pierce
Mrs. Cora Snyder Irwin
1892 Jessie Peasley
1894 F. I). Barber
1895 Mrs. O. L. Manchester
1896 Mrs. Paul Lehman
1897 Mrs. Kaiser
Kffie M. Pike
1899 J. L.Pricer
(). Lillian Barton
1900 William Cavins
1901 Dora M. Dexheimer
1902 Elizabeth Hitchcock
1903 Fred T. Ullrich
1906 bred Telford
Mrs. Stuck ex-
1907 Margaret Triplett
1908 Maude Wallace
1909 Miss Kerschner
1910 Miss Abbott
Miss Bertha Allen
Miss Alta Irwin
Mr. W. S. Gray
Mr. De Mars
1911 Twenty-two members
After the program, the business was
begun. The question of class reunions
was discust and it was recommended that
classes plan for reunions, in one, five and
ten years. One very important matter
was the appropriation by the association
of ,$50 for the publication of an Alumni
Letters have been receivd from Mrs.
Walter Dakin, secretary of the Chicago
Alumni Club, and from Mr. James J.
Sheppard, secretary of the New York
Club, promising the Alumni Quarterly
accounts of the clubs in these two cities.
We know that these clubs are very activ
and we shall be deeply interested in hear-
ing more in detail about their meetings.
If there is an Alumni Club in any other
city, will the secretary not write us about
it? We think there has been one in De-
catur and one in Champaign, and there
should be one in Los Angeles. When
there are fifteen hundred alumni in this
United States it seems as though there
might be numerous clubs formed, either
city or state organizations.
NEWS OF THE CLASSES
When you have a new address, position, wife,
husband, or child, notify the editor. Whenever
you publish a new article, or whenever you have
anything of interest about some fellow alumnus,
please let us hear of it.
John Hull may be addrest at 175 Queen
Anne Place, Milwaukee, Wis. Since
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graduation Mr. Hull has held many posi-
tions of honor in the teaching profession
— having been president of two Normal
schools. He was two years chairman of
the Executiv Committee of the Illinois
vState Teachers' Association and is a life
member of the N. K. A. He is at pres-
ent developing a most flourishing cherry
farm at Sawyer, Wis.
Mrs. Elizabeth Mitchell Christian is
still living at 509 E. Front St. Blooming-
Enoch A. Gastman was born in New
York City on June 15th, 1834. When he
was four years old his parents moved to
Illinois near Bloomington. In October,
1854, Mr. Gastman began to teach school
near Saybrook. The next year he at-
tended the Illinois Weslevau. On the
day the Illinois State Normal University
opend he enrold as a student and
graduated with the class of '60. In Sep-
tember, 1860, Mr. Gastman began his
teaching in Decatur. In Jul}-, 1862, he
was elected Superintendent of the city
schools and Principal of the High School
of Decatur. He held this position until
the close of the school year 1906-07 when
he withdrew in opposition to the wishes
of his employers. Such a notable career
has hardly a parallel in the history of
American education, Forty-seven years
servis in the schools of one city and all
but two of them as the bed of the schools
is a most remarkable record. Mr. Gast-
man was esteemd and respected by ev-
eryone. What the Decatur schools and
the entire city owe to him can hardly be
estimated. He died August 2, 1907.
Harvey J. Dutton has retired from the
grocery business and is living at 432 W.
Locust street, Springfield, Mo. Almost
immediately upon graduation Mr. Dutton
enlisted in the 33rd Illinois Infantry and
servd 4'^ years. He was made- captain
in 1863 and was musterd out with the
regiment in 1865.
Peleg R. Walker continues as Superin-
tendent of the public schools of Rockford ,
111., which responsible position he has
held for twenty-eight years. He is also
a member of the Board of Education of
the Normal University and is always
heartily welcomd upon his yearly visits.
Mrs. Emma Trimble Bangs died at her
home in Donnellson Feb. 8, 1911.
Loren/.o Dow Born died April 29, 1911,
at McCalister, Okla. He was injurd by
an auto while visiting at Lemon City,
Fla., and later died in the hospital. He
was a man who had the entire respect of
every one who knew him.
Mrs. Abbie Reynolds Wilcox may be
found at Hillyard, Wash., R. F. D. 10.
William Dennis Hall has retired from
business and is living at 826 Oakley
Ebenezer D. Harris who has the com-
bined profession of teacher, farmer, and
ranchman lives in Lincoln, Neb.
Harriet E. Dunn continues as secretary
for the Faculty of the Los Angeles Nor-
mal, which position she has held for the
past twenty-seven years.
George Colvin has retired from busi-
ness and now lives at 201 N. Grand Ave. ,
Bandusia Wakefield is working for the
cause of Universal Brotherhood. She is
a member of the Universal Brotherhood
and Theosophical society. Her present
address is Pt. Loma, Cal.
Thomas Burrill is acting President of
the University of Illinois during the ab-
sence of President James in Europe.
Oscar Francis McKein died at his home
near Oskaloosa, Iowa, April 10, 1911.
Charles L. Capen, who lias been a most
activ member of the State Board <>f I ; .<1-
ucation since L891, shows his interest in
as by visits now and thru.
DEATH OK MRS. A. T. MORROW
Harriet M. Cast.- was horn in Wyoming
county, Pennsylvania, June 8, 1842. vSlie
was a natural teacher, and from the time
she was 14 years old until the time of
her marriage she was either a student in
school or was herself teaching. She
graduated from the Illinois State Nor-
mal in June, 1866, and afterwards
filld several important positions in the
schools of the country. Among these
were the Hadley Academy at Richmond,
Ind., the city high school at Ottawa,
111., the Leavenworth normal school at
Leavenworth, Kas., and for five years
she was preceptress of her Alma Mater,
the Illinois State Normal. From 1888 to
1891 she was in Buenos Aires, S. A., with
her family, and during the most of the
time she taught in a private school.
On February 7, 1878, she was united
in marriage to Andrew T. Morrow. To
their union were born two children,
Nelson C. and Louise, both of whom
survive her. She died September 10th,
1911, at her home in Winfield, Kansas.
Funeral services were held at the M. E.
church in Altamont, Kas., Tuesday after-
noon at 2:30, at which time Dr. C. S.
Nusbaum of Parsons, who was a former
pastor of the deceast, deliverd a most
impressiv funeral sermon. The remains
were consignd to the grave at the Alta-
Mary W. French is now teaching her
thirty-second year in the Decatur schools.
Mr-^. Kmma I. Robinson Kleckner of
1812 Jackson street, Sioux City, Iowa,
writes us that she has publisht several
books and articles.
William Russell, who has filld many
places of honor in the- schools of Indiana
and Arkansas, is teaching in Fountain
Mrs. Helen Wadleigh Willis died June
14, 1909, at her home in Seclalia, Mo.
Ben C. Allensworth, editor of Pekin
Times, writes us that he does not approve
of the Simplified Spelling that we now
use at the University.
Mrs. Frances Smith Cole writes us
from 2210 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, Cal.,
that she has establisht a Select Private
School of her own at Berkeley. It is in
its 4th year and is in a most flourishing
Leonore Franklin who is continuing
her work as a teacher in the Chicago
schools lives at 140 \V. 70th street. She
has been Hed Assistant for twenty-one
years in the same Grammar school and is
doing most excellent work.
Mrs. Alza Karr Blount has moved from
Phoenix, Arizona to 5424 Abbott Place,
Los Angeles, Cal.
Mrs. Flora Pennell Carter from Castle
Park, Michigan is spending the winter in
Edwin Flaxon Bacon died in Nov. 1911
at the Onconta State Normal, New York.
Newton B. Reed, Attorney, died at
Woonsocke., South Dakota in 1907.
Mrs. Lura Bullock Elliott, of Washing-
ton, I). C, together with her husband,
Charles G. Elliott, has recently publisht
the books "Practical Farm Drainage"
and "Engineering for Land Drainage."
President E. J. James of the University
of Illinois left for a two months' trip in
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Europe on November 5. He will spend
part of the time with Mrs. James and his
daughter, Helen, who are in Berlin for
the year and will visit the technical
schools of Germany. He is expected to
return to Champaign about February 1.
Jasper F. Hayes is farming near Pasa-
dena, Texas. He has been a member of
the School Board several terms and as-
sisted in organizing the school district of
John Nelson Dewell, v Supt. of White
Hall Orphans' Home at White Hall, died
Jan. 24, 1911. Mr. Dewell had had this
position for several years and during that
time had placed several hundred orphan
children in homes where they would be
surrounded by the comforts and advan-
tages of a real home. Such a work is
most praise worthy and Mr. Dewell was
a most conscientious and untiring worker
in the cause.
Mrs. Lida A. Brown McMurry, who is
now teaching her eleventh year at De-
Kalb, has recently publisht three excel-
lent books: "Fifty Famous Fables,"
' 'More Classic Stories for the Little Ones' '
and "Once Upon a Time."
William A. Evans died May 18, 1910,
at his home in Leavenworth, Kas. He
had been principal of the High School of
Leavenworth for the sixteen years from
1890 to 1906.
Elinzer M. Prindle has moved from
Roodhouse to White Hall and has en-
gaged in the hardware business.
William J. Simpson is reported ded.
Jasper N. Wilkinson is a prosperous
banker in Muskogee, Okla. He is a
member of the city Board of Education.
Albert L. Beckhart has retired from
the ministry and lives at Atlantic, Iowa.
William Stowell Mills is teaching his
twenty-fourth year as Principal of a
Grammar School in Brooklyn, N. V.
Nicholas T. Edwards has many duties.
He is pastor of the Congregational church
of Whittier, Cal., Treasurer )f the Beth-
lehem Benevolent Board of Los Angeles,
Clerk of the Whittier School, and an
orchard i st.
John Calvin Hanna was this year elect-
ed Chairman of the High School Section
of the National Educational Association.
Claudius Bligh Kinyon is still teaching
in University of Michigan— this being his
Hiram R. Fowler of Elizabethtown
was elected to our 62nd Congress 1910.
Helen L. Wyckoff may be found at
2406 Harvey St., Omaha, Neb. She has
been principal of a ward school in Omaha
Andrew Wilson Elder died August 9,
1907, in Denver, Colo. He had taught in
Denver from 1882 until time of deth.
He w 7 as a member of the N. E. A.,
Colorado State Teachers' Association,
and the Denver School Masters Club.
He was a successful teacher and his deth
was a great loss to the profession.
Edwin H. Rishel is living at 519
Stonewall St., Oklahoma City.
Harriet Ellen Morse has been Hed of
Mathematics in Rockford High School
since 1905. She was a charter member
of the Y. W. C. A. which had its origin
at the Normal University.
high school, 1879
Frank M. McMurry has recently pub-
lisht an excedingly helpful book,;" How
to Study." Every teacher should be-
come familiar with it.
Oscar Lincoln McMurry is now Hed of
Department of Industrial Arts in Chicago
Edgar Wyatt resignd his position as
Snpt. (A Schools at Buhl, Idaho, two
years ago and is now Manager of the
City Water Works at Twin Falls, Idaho.
Elmer Elsworth Brown is now Chan-
cellor of the New York University. His
installation was a splendid event. Over
one hundred and fifty universities and
colleges were represented, Hon. William
Bryce representing Oxford.
Martha L. Powell is president of the
Teachers' Annuity and Aid Ass'n in
Murry McCheyne Morrison has given
up his husiness as bookseller and station-
er at Vintor, Iowa, and is in the fruit
growing business at Hard River, Ore.
George W. Reeder is now mining at
Lou M. Allen died at her home in
DeKalb, Feb. 2, 1910. She had been
principal of the Glidden School, DeKalb,
for seven years and was a most success-
Lucy Johnson is instructor in History
in the West Aurora High School. Her
address is 24 N. Locust St., Aurora,
Rudolph R. Reeder, Supt. of the N.
Y. Orphanage has recently publisht
"How Two Hundred Children Live and
Learn." He gives lectures frequently
before the N. Y. and Boston Schools of
The third edition of Frank Hall
Thorp's excellent text "Outlines of In-
dustrial Chemistry" was made in 1911.
John Hamlin Glotfelter receivd the
degree of Doctor of Pedagogy from
Baker University in 1910.
Septina Baker is now practising Chris-
tian Science in Oakland, Cal.
Theodora Gildemister was a represen-
tativ to the International Congress for
Home Education which met at Brussels,
Belgium in Aug. 1910, at which congress
she gave a paper on "Interpretation of
Children and their Philosophy."
Robert Knoch Hieronymous, who was
for nine years a most efficient president
of Kureka College, resignd two years
ago on account of ill helth. He is Secre-
tary of the Illinois Educational Commis-
Samuel D. Magers is now Hed of the
Department of Biology in the Northern
State Normal at Marquette, Michigan.
John Henry Gray is professor of Politi-
cal and Social Science in University of
John Robert Effinger, Professor of
French at University of Michigan was
given a leave of absence in the year 1910
and 11 which he spent abroad at the
Biblistheque National e, Paris.
Mrs. Sarah Gladys Corson Laird is
acting as substitute teacher for the Sun-
nyside, Wash, schools. She has receivd
a life diploma from the State school
board of Washington.
Mrs. Ida Crouch Hazlett, now Mrs.
Herman Schnich, is lecturer and organ-
izer for the Socialist party, in Lewiston,
Mont. For ten years she has been an
activ propogandist of the Socialist party.
She has been a delegate to two National
nominating conventions and was a re-
porter of the MacNamara trials in Los
Washington Wilson who was Hed of
the Department of Education at the State
Normal School at Bellingham, Washing-
ton, from 1900-'09, died Nov. 23, 1911, at
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his home in Berkeley, Cal. He was the
first editor of The Vidette.
Richard Hey ward has for the past four
years been State Inspector for the High
Schools of North Dakota.
Cora M. Porter field has been Hed of
Department of Latin at Lindenwood Col-
lege, St. Charles, Mo., for the past three
years. She has publisht several excel-
lent articles in The Classical Review and
The Classical Journal.
Rudolph H. H. Blome has been presi-
dent of the Northern Arizona Normal
School at Flagstaff. Arizona, for the past
Frank E. King is farming and raising
peaches near Geneva, Ohio. He was pro-
fessor of Mathematics in Phil Smith Col-
lege and Walden University, 1908-1911.
John H. Cox, professor of English
Philology at Morgantown, W. Va., pub-
lisht ' 'Literature in the Common Schools' '
in 1908, " Knighthood in Germ and
in 1910, "A Chevalier of Old
James B. Pollock married Roda Selleck
September 22, 1910.
Rachel Crothers whose first play "Three
of Us," produced in 1906, was most suc-
cessful, has written a second "A Man's
World," which was even a greater suc-
cess. "A Man's World" is one of the
strongest, truest, and artistic dramas of
the last few years and we predict that a
great future lies before Miss Crothers.
George P. Burns resignd his position
in the University of Michigan in 1910 and
is now professor of Botany in University
of Vermont, Burlington.
Edwin I/. Hover has been principal of
the Township High School, at Chicago
Heights, for the past three years.
Cary Richard Colburn has returnd
from Japan and is combining the practis
of law in Chicago with farming near Car-
pentersville. His postoffice address is
Stephen D. Faris is County Superin-
tendent of Hancock county.
Luther A. Hatch, principal of the
Training School at DeKalb from 1900-07,
and Superintendent of Schools in DeKalb
from 1907-11, died October 31, 1911.
Carrie P. Herndon, who has been pro-
fessor of History at the Southern Insti-
tute, Charlotte. N. C, for the past three
years, is attending the University of
Warren Jones is assistant professor in
English in the First District Normal
School of Kirksville, Mo.
William Samuel Wallace gave up teach-
ing five years ago and is now cashier in
the First National Bank, Savanna.
Pauline M. R. Schneider is Governess
at River Mines, Mo. She has w r ritten a
number of editorials for the School News
in 1910 and 1911.
Rosa Waugh has been instructor in
Latin in Champaign High School since
Herbert Bassett is now Hed of Depart-
ment of Geografy at the Western Illi-
nois State Normal at Macomb.
Joseph G. Brown, who has been teach-
ing in the Leland Stanford University
since 1901, is now assistant professor in
Evelyn Peltier, who has taught in
Chicago since 1894, died Nov. 4, 1911.
vSilas Reid, the husband of Mrs. Nellie
Goodwin Reid, died Dec. 24, 1911, at
Bl Reno, Okla.
Frank Puterbaugh is assistant superin-
tendent of schools at Cleveland, Ohio.
Mary Emma Morgan has left Rock
Island and is now physician for the Tar-
bett Sanitarium, Marlin, Texas.
Thomas Arthur Hillyer is now presi-
dent of the State Normal School at May-
ville, N. I). He has held this responsible
position since 1907.
Chessley Justin Posey resignd his po-
sition on the faculty of the Mankato
State Normal School, and this year has a
fellowship in University of Chicago.
Ralph Waldo Parker's present address
is 1358 47th street, Chicago. He has been
a practising dentist at the above address
for the past three years.
Rose Bland is principal of the Training
School of the University of Arkansas in
Albert Crouse Cohegan's present ad-
dress is Sapulpa, Okla.
Mary M. Steagall has been critic teach-
er at the S. I. vS. N. for the past two
Harry B. Fox is now proprietor of the
vSparta Clay works at Sparta, Mich.
William Jackson Whetzell died Nov.
26, 1910, at his home in Eureka, 111.
Nelson D. Pike is now a live stock
expert and breeder of registerd Hereford
show cattle and Poland China hogs at
Effie M. Pike, who was 3rd Orade critic
in the I. S. N. U. last year, resignd her
position to accept a position as principal
of the Central school, Boise, Idaho.
Winthrop Selden Wells, who is hed of
the Biological Department of the State
Normal School at Rivt-r Palls, Wis., was
principal of the Summer School last
Wilhelmina Kaiser, now Mrs. G. N.
Chapman, writes us that she is house-
keeping and raising fine chickens and
pet lambs at Springdale, Montana.
Mary L-entz married D. U. Brown July
14, 1910. They are now farming near
Nona Pearl Smith and C. B. Lewis
were married February 3, 1908, and are
now living at Creston, 111.
Lyman H. Coleman is now manufac-
turing X-ray tubes. He may be found at
4511 Dover street, Chicago.
Hyatt Elmer Covey is now a prosperous
farmer and stockman at Hamill, S. D.
William Crocker has written numerous
reviews of scientific books and papers in
Botanical Gazette within the last four years.
His own articles, "Effect of Illuminating
Gas on the Flowers of the Carnation,"
publish! in Botanical Gazette, 1908, and
"Peg of the Cucurbites," publisht in
Botanical Gazette, 1910 are important con-
tributions to the science of Botany. Mr.
Crocker was married to Miss Persis I).
Smallwood Sept. 3, 1910.
William W T oodrow Martin is this year
supervisor of the Training School in
Miss Uilh'an Barton is now acting Dean
of women in the I. S. N. U. and is doing
most efficient work among the young
Kate E. Carpenter has opend a School
of Shorthand and Typewriting at 216
Masonic Temple, Peoria.
John H. Whitten is assistant in Botany
in the University of Illinois.
Mrs. Ida Hummel Ruddy has moved
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from Wanda, Minn., to White, S. Dak.
Mary E. McWherter married R. S.
Williams October 10, 1910, and they now
live at Weiser, Idaho.
Wallace Franklin Jones who has been
lied of the Department of Theory and
Practis of the State Normal at Baltimore,
Md., for three years, resignd this year
in order to become Hed of Department of
Education in the University of South
Dakota at Vermilion.
George M. Palmer, for the past four
years a teacher in the English Academy
of the University of Illinois, is now In-
structor in English in the University of
Mrs. Helen Wells Bayliss' present ad-
dress is 28 W. Hazel street, New Haven,
John Pogue Stewart receivd his Ph. I),
from Cornell in 1911.
Caroline Irving Clark is registry clerk
at the Helena postoffice, Helena, Ark.
Minnie M. Gossman and Dr. C. R.
Swetman were married Feb. 16, 1910.
They live at 427 E. Portland Place, Phoe-
Arthur C. Boggess and Mrs. Boggess
have gone to Lucknow, the chief center
of Methodist educational missions in
India. Dr. Boggess will teach History
and Political Science in Reid Christian
College. He has had four years experi-
ence in this work at the Pacific Uni-
Blanche A. Skinner is teaching in the
Holladay school, Tucson, Arizona.
James II. Arnett is now a practising
physician in the Samaritan Hospital,
Philadelphia, Pa. He receivd his M. D.
at Temple University in June, 1911.
RoSCOe K. Davis' present address is
426 New York street, Aurora. He- is
teaching in the Lyons township high
Mrs. Sara Laughlin Parson is living at
294 Wisconsin avenue, Wauwatosa, Wis.
Mrs. Ida Pearson Hiner has moved to
Moneta, O'Brien county, Iowa.
James Albert Fairchild is this year at
the Lacrosse Normal as instructor of
Adam Albert Hummel is teacher of
Biology in the LosAngeles Normal. He
married Miss Edith Daniels in August,
Frederick David Niedermeyer lives at
318 West 57th street, New York. He is
pastor of one of the leading churches.
Isaac Newton Warner is instructor in
Mathematics in Platteville Normal. He
receivd his A. B. from Chicago in 1910.
Oliver L. Lyon has moved this year to
Fort Worth, Texas, where he is hed of
the English Department of the Texas
Christian University. He resignd his
position in the Oklahoma Christian Uni-
versity at Enid. He has lately publisht
"Principles of Literary Interpretation for
both Secular and Biblical Literature."
Grace M. Allen may be found at 370 E.
Pearl street, Pomona, Cal. She has been
instructor in Mathematics and History in
the Inglewood High School for three
Bessie W. Harrington is instructor in
English at Fort Wayne, Ind.
Edith M. Hoit, now Mrs. Eugene
Neubauer, may be found at 210 North
Wenna avenue, Bay City. Mich.
F^lvira E. Marks, now Mrs. James Bow-
man Porter, lives in Washington, D.C.
Mrs. Clara Fritter Zinn is living at
522 Maple Leaf Place, Seattle, Wash.
Mamie Haines died at her home in
Lincoln, Neb., May 15, 1909. She was
vState Superintendent of Sunday School
primary work at the time of her deth
and had had charge of the St. Louis Mis-
sion work for two years.
Clara Wetzel died at Los Angeles June
29, 1911, of typhoid fever.
James Forden is now Orchardist and
Manager of the Hood River Spray Man-
ufacturing Company. Last year he was
Hid of the Department of the Manual
Training at the State Normal School at
Jacob Harold Heinzelman, Ph. I)., is
Instructor of German in Chicago Univer-
sity. He spent the summer of 1911 in
the University of Berlin.
Josiah Hoke was a visitor at the I. S.
N. U. during the Farmers' Institute. He
gave an excellent address on Horse
Virginia Crouch, '02, who has been
teaching in Los Angeles for the past five
years, is now attending the University in
Mrs. Lucy Edmunds Wolff may be
found at 717 Maryland Ave., Milwaukee.
Frances Fletcher is Assistant Super-
visor of Practis in the Training School of
Platteville Normal, Wis.
Anna Foreman is Hed Assistant of the
Mark Sheridan School, Chicago,
Ethel Magnolia Green, who was critic
in the Winona, Minn., Normal last year,
is doing Primary Critic work in the Mil-
waukee Normal this year.
Elsie Paisley is a nurse in St. Luke's
Hospital, St. Louis, Mo.
Dula Mae Dawson is teaching in Chi-
Ethel Rowena Hamilton and Frank
Owen Hanson were married Oct. 15, 1910,
in Normal, Illinois.
Mae Evangeline Picken who has been
teaching for three years at the State Nor-
mal at Ellensburg, Wash., is this year
attending Teachers College, New York.
Mary Emma Renich receivd her A. B.
from the U. of I. in June 1911. She is
now working for her A. M. in mathe-
Emma E. L. Robinson writes us that
she publisht numerous poems, stories,
and articles. We hope we may have the
plesure of publishing some of them in
our next number.
Isabel Simeral is teaching in the Nor-
mal College of New York City.
Irma Voigt receivd her Master's de-
gree at the University of Illinois last
June and is now working for her doctor's
degree. She won the Inter-society
Declamatory Contest last spring. She is
Assistant Dean of Women and she had
an excellent article in The Alumni Quar-
terly of Jan. '11 of the University of
Illinois on "A Plea for Dormitories."
Harry D. Waggoner taught in the
Summer School at the I. S. N. U. in 1911.
Will Johnson McFarland resignd his
position in the Lincoln High School in
Seattle and is now representing Benj. II.
Sanborn & Co., Chicago.
Mary Edith Christy is teaching in the
high school at Monte Vista, Colo.
Mrs. Louella Dace Birdsall's present
address is 3622 Minnesota Ave., Duluth,
Kathryn Foster resignd her position
as instructor in music in the Training
School at Graysville, Tenn., and is now
in Walla Walla College, College Place,
Esther Cook Moore is teaching in the
State Normal at LaCrosse, Wis.
Ada Victoria McCall is spending this
year at University of Chicago.
Ruth I. Simison has been Principal of
the Mt. Hermon Seminary at Clinton,
Miss., a missionary school for colored
pupils, for the past two years.
Edna May Skinner and George Rom-
THE ALUMNI QUARTERLY
meiss were married July 6, 1910 and now
live at 5100 Sheridan Road, Chicago.
Ivorimer V. Cavins is Hed of the Eng-
lish Department at the State Normal at
Stevens Point. He receivd his A. M.
from Harvard in June 1910.
McNeal Cole James is Hed of Depart-
ment of Elementary Agriculture at the
State Normal at Valley City, N. Dakota.
Karl Franklin McMurry has resignd
his position at Temple, Ariz., and is now
in San Luis Obispa, Cal.
Noah A. Young was elected County
Superintendent of St. Louis Co., Minn.,
in Jan. 1911 and last October he was ap-
pointed one of a committee of five to
formulate a plan to reorganize the
Minnesota Educational Association.
Josephine Rae Armstrong and Mr. L.
E. Beyer were married August 25, 1910.
They now live at 213 Mulberry street,
Florence G. Caughey who has taught
in Seattle for the past six years, is now
teaching in Portland, Ore. Her address
is 128 East 16th street, Portland.
Bertha Kathrine Duerkop graduated
last June from the University of Illinois.
She was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa
Society and to the Kappa Delta Pi, an
honorary educational society. She is at
present teaching in Sutter, 111.
Pearl E. Kindig was married Dec. 28,
1911, to Benjamin F. Shaver, and they
now live at Trantville, Va.
Olive Hunting is teaching English and
History in the High School at Blackfoot,
Edith Lena Mossmau receivd the Levi
vStrauss scholarship at the University of
California in 1910. She is now teaching
in Berkely, Cal.
Lorinda Perry receiver! her A. M. from
the U. of I. in June 1910, attending Rad-
cliffe in 1910 and '11 and this year is
Fellow in Economics at Bryn Maur.
Helen A. Wilson is now living near
Buhl, Idaho and is delighted with the
West. Her parents recently moved from
Griggsville, Illinois to Idaho where they
have purchast a farm.
Ely Vail Laughlin is now Instructor
of Physical Science and Agriculture at
Lenox College, Hopkinton, Iowa.
Thomas P. Sinnett is Instructor in
Civics and History in the Rock Island
J. Roscoe Steagall receivd his B. S.
from the University of Chicago in Dec.
1910 and will receive his M. D. from
Rush Medical in June of the present year.
Mrs. Lemma Broadhead Eaton is liv-
ing at Tremont, Illinois.
Lulu Gogin, who has been in Tulare,
Cal., for four years is teaching in Los
Adelaide Belle Lewis is attending the
Los Angeles College of Osteopathy.
Rosa Anna Meyer and Mr. Sam Dent
Bell were married Feb. 15, 1911 and live
in Van Buren, Arkansas.
Bertha Katherine Olsen is primary
critic of the State Normal School at
Stevens Point, Wis.
Clarence Baker is farming near Grand-
Loren Orville Culp is principal of the
Commercial High School, 211 Palm St.,
Lou Trell Shaw is now Superintendent
of Schools at Hotchkiss, Colo.
John Byron Wright received his A.
B. from the U. of I. last June and is now
teaching in Westbrook, Minnesota.
Mrs. Ella Goodner Anderson is teach-
ing her fourth year in the Gridley High
Mrs. Mary Bloomer Cherry writes us
of the deth of Mr. Cherry on March 15,
Mary Alice Dammon is now at home
Augusta May Krieger is Hed of the
German Department in the Decatur
schools. vShe receivd her A. B. degree
from the U. of I. in 1910, graduating
with Phi Beta Kappa honors and winning
Jessie Laverne Rouse is teaching at
Indiana Harbor, Indiana.
Rose McCauley married Wm. Hawkes
June 17, 1909.
Essie May Seed married Jerome Stan-
ley Rogers on August 30, 1911 and they
now live at 832 Ritterhouse St. Washing-
ton, D. C.
Mabel Stark is doing post graduate
work at the University of Chicago. She
spent last year as critic in the Kansas
Raymond K. Black is now farming
near Quincy, Ohio.
Rimer Roy Stahl receivd his A. B.
from the U. of I. in 1910 and his A. M.
in 1911 and was elected to the Phi Beta
Kappa's. He is now teaching mathe-
matics in the Cairo High School.
Eunice Viox is a w 7 ard principal in
James E. Rice married Lena May Hitch
in June, 1910. Mr. Rice is now a hotel
clerk in Enid, Okla.
Henry S. Stice and Hilda R. Carson
were married June 15,* 1910. Mr. Stice
is principal of the high school at Peters-
Jennie Burroughs spent last year in the
University of Chicago and this year is
teaching in the Chicago city schools.
Eleanor Coen is teaching sewing in the
I hcalur schools.
Barbara Olessing is teaching in Okla-
homa City, Okla.
Dorothea Olessing is a bank clerk in
Cora Harned is teaching Music and
Domestic Economy in Secor, 111.
Eleanor Hoierman is teaching in Sioux
Nettie Grace Jencks is hed of the Eng-
lish Department in Mason City, 111.
Frances F. Kessler is teaching in the
Edwards school, Bloomington.
Alice C. Lease has been teaching in
Tucson, Arizona, since 1909.
Ola Jane Litchfield married H. H.
Todd, July 1909. They live at 6831 Euclid
Florence A. Olson is teaching at De-
Margaret Schaefer and Frederic C.
Hermann were married June 19, 1909.
They reside at May wood.
Alice Orne Smith receivd her A. B.
from Smith College in June, 1911.
Ethel G. Stephens is teaching her
fourth year in the Pittsfield High School.
Harrison M. Anderson is teaching at
Broken Arrow, Okla.
Augustus Barr has enterd the Teach-
ers' College of the I. S. N. U.
Charles H. Brittin is teaching his third
year as Principal of the High School at
Elmer G. Gingerich is with the Fuller-
ton Stuart Lumber Co. atHenryetta,Okla.
Francis S. Gray is in the Law Depart-
ment at Ann Arbor.
Perry Hellyer and Nelle Murphy were
married June 10, 1908.
Jacob P. Scheid is a Senior at the Uni-
THE ALUMNI QUARTERLY
versity of Illinois. He has been at White
Hall since graduation.
James H. Smith is Superintendent of
Schools at Lexington.
John V.Wiekert is farming near Harts-
Bert 0. Wise is farming near Culross,
Evelyn and Margaret Bannon have
been teaching in Joliet since graduation.
Edna T. Benjamin is teaching painting
and toold leather in Bloomington.
Anna U. Bessell and R. C. Lithicum
were married Dec. 10, 1910. They live
in Dos Angetes, Cal.
L/ela M. Bullock receivd her A. B.
from U. of I. in June 1909. She has
been Hed of the Latin Department of
Wenatchee Wash. High School since
Essie Chamberlin is teaching her
fourth year as principal of the High
School at Sullivan, 111.
Jacqueline Champion is teaching at
Edith Conyers' present address is 223
N. Third Ave., May wood.
Alice A. Dolph is a nurse and caretaker
Ruth D. Felmley is teaching her third
year in the Carrollton High School.
Mary E. Gildersleeve is attending the
University of Illinois.
Helen Littwinski is special German
teacher in the grades of Freeport.
Mabel E. McBride is teaching this year
in Caron, Sask, Canada. In the past two
years she has been clerk in the Civil
Engineering Department of University of
Martha A. Nixon is High Schoolteach-
er in Edgeley, N. Dak. She lacks but
one credit in order to obtain a degree
from University of Chicago.
Ivillie R. Paisley is principal of High
School at Galva, 111.
Duella May Sisson was a representativ
from Bath, Illinois to the Bath Histori-
cal Pageant held at Bath, England in
Tessie E. Trowbridge is attending the
University of Illinois.
John N. Adams has been Science
teacher in Northern Arizona Normal
School at Flagstaff for the past two years.
Guy A. Buzzard married Mildred
Cheek, Dec. 26, 1910.
James Z. Colton receivd his B. S.
degree from University of Chicago in
1910 and is now attending Amherst Col-
Chester C. Dillon is a student at the
University of Illinois.
Harvey D. Freeland is teaching Manu-
al Training in Minneapolis. He is now
on his second year's work in the college
of law in University of Minnesota.
Edward R. Tompkins is director of
Manual Training at Grand Forks, N. D.
Elijah E. Williams is teaching Manual
Training in Minneapolis, Minn. He
married Uena Gardner June 29, 1910.
Margaret U. Armitage is teaching third
grade in Oak Park.
Ethel E. Boruff is teaching English and
Da tin in Keithsburg High School.
Myrtle G. Gentry is teaching in Ham-
Inez Hedden is a student at University
of Chicago. For the past two years she
has been teaching English and Latin in
the John Swaney School.
Margaret M. Mehlhop has been teach-
ing at Havana since 1910.
Martha Patterson spent the years 1909-
L911 at Teachers College, Columbia, and
this year is director of Domestic Art at
the Alabama Girls' Technical Institute
at Monte vallo, Ala.
Myrtle Scott is keeping house in Wa-
Bertha A. Sidwell is teaching in Nebo.
Bertha Short is Critic teacher in the
State Normal at Dillon, Montana.
I larry L. Diehl is principal of the high
school at Carrollton.
Daniel Harmon is principal of Long-
fellow school in Oak Park, 111.
Norman Keith is teaching Mathematics
in Lake High School, Chicago.
Sexta Maceda is teaching at Laguna,
Karl Edward Rosenberry is assistant
Manual Training director in Phoenix,
Clara Cancienna is teaching in Batavia,
Mary A. Curlee is teaching at Havana,
Marianna Deverell is Critic teacher in
the Eastern Kentucky State Normal at
Jennie L. Green is Critic teacher in the
Eastern Kentucky State Normal at Rich-
Edna I. Kelley is a special student in
Library Method in the I. S. N. U.
Mabel A. Pumphrey is teaching at Ar-
rowsmith this year.
Lillian Showalter is Superintendent at
Roy H. Barnes is teaching Manual
Training in Ouincy.
Sidney A. Denison married Florence
Perkins Dec. 26, 1910.
Delbert L. Finley is teaching Manual
Training in Decatur. He is a member of
the Illinois Schoolmasters Club.
Loren C. Griggs is Principal of the
High School at Payson, Illinois.
IKnry Jansen is principal at Mechan-
G. Conrad Kershner who last year
taught at Cass Lake, Minn., is this year
teaching in Indianapolis.
George Mounce's present address is 501
E. Green street, Champaign, 111.
James A. Phelps is principal of Liberty
School at Rocky Ford, Colo. He is a
member of the Historic-Civic Teachers
Donald R. VanPetten is teaching in
Cissna Park, Illinois.
Mary A. Bell is at Lake Bluff.
Helen B. Burgess is at Danville.
Ruth Coleman is at Ipava.
Mabel Ernest is at Woonsocket, S. Dak.
Vida Chamberlain is at Sullivan.
Alice Edith Gent is at Pawnee.
Joy L. Fitzgerrell is teaching in Cali-
Mary D. Gregory and Glen Griggs are
teaching in El Paso.
Alma C. Kruse is teaching Domestic
Science at Taylorville.
Essie LeSure is teaching in the High
School at Petersburg.
Clara P. Huxtable is teaching in the
High School at Chenoa.
Elizabeth J. Martin is teaching in the
High School at Gardner.
Clarence Walter Adams is a student at
Medical College, Northwestern Univer-
Earl Clark Case is teaching at Mag-
Johnston Myers Gunnell is teaching at
Joseph L. Johnston is teaching in the
MARRIAGES OF THE YEAR 1911
Archibald Norton '99 to Jessie Bell
Wells '01, on August 10, at Decatur.
Thomas Morse Barger '02 to Grace C.
Kimlin on June 28, at Quincy, 111.
Frances Douella Dace '03 to Otis Bird-
sail, September 27, at Rushville, 111.
Edith Belle Edwards '03 to Edward
Geek of Grovont, Wyo., on August 23 at
Uaura Alberta Masters '03 to Samuel J.
Donaldson of Chicago on June 6.
Pearl E. Kindig '04 to Benjamin F.
Shaver of Dos Angeles, on December 28,
at Dos Angeles, Cal.
Harry H. B urges '04 to Martha May-
hugh on December 29, at Fort Worth,
Rosa Anna Meyer '05 to Sam Dent Bell
of VanBuren, Ark., on February 15.
Marjorie Chamberlin '06 to Clarence
Mayer of Bloomington, on June 28, in
Ruth Haney '06 to Claude Miller of
Iowa City, la., December 31.
Essie May Seed '06 to Jerome Stanley
Rogers on August 30.
Elsie M. Clark '07 to S. A. Blackburn
of Spring Valley, Minn., August 12.
Margaret Triplett '07 to Thomas Yates
of Griggsville, 111., October 7, at Quincy.
Oscar Fredolin Weber '08 to Emma K.
Hebberger on August 24.
Rose Hiles '09 to E. F. Sweetser of
Burlington, Iowa, August 25.
Ruth D. McMurray '09 to Frederick
B. Grant on June 22, at Oelwein, Iowa.
Marietta Rohrbach '09 to F. D. Rails-
back of Minier, 111., September 6.
Sexto Maceda '09 to Elpida Uia on
Mendel E. Branon '10 to Mina C. Hall-
stein, April 27, at Minier, 111.
Roy H. Barnes '10 to Mary Snyder on
PARENTS OF BABY.
Word has been received in Normal that
Mr. and Mrs. Paul K. McWherter are
the parents of a son, Paul K., Jr., the
baby having arrived on November 4.
Mr. McWherter is a former Normal boy,
who is now a teacher in the Philippine
Islands, being located in Baguio, Ben-
guet, P. I. Mrs. McWherter was form-
erly Miss H. Ella Johnson, who formerly
attended school here. Both Mr. and
Mrs. McWherter graduated from the
university in 1906. They have a little
girl about two years of age. They have
been in the Philippines for nearly four
years, both of their children having been
horn in the United States possessions.
They are expected home next summer
and will probably remain in this country.
A MODEST WEDDING.
A wedding of interest to many people
of Normal and Bloomington, occurred
yesterday morning in Quincy, 111., where
Mr. Thomas M. Barger, formerly of Nor-
mal, and Miss Grace Charlotte Kimlin,
daughter of the late Dr. Kimlin, of
Quincy, were joined in marriage. The
ceremony was said at 10 o'clock in the
morning in the presenee of a small com-
pany of friends and relatives. After a
wedding breakfast the couple left for
Epworth Heights, Dudington, Mich.,
where they have taken a cottage for the
summer. In September they will return
to Cicero, 111., where Mr. Barger will re-
sume his work in the J. Sterling Morton
township high school. — Pantagraph,
June 29, 1911.
PROMINENT YOUNG PEOPLE MARRIED.
Saturday afternoon, Oct. 7, 1911, a
pretty wedding took place at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Harris Triplett, of 534 N.
Twelfth street, Quincy, 111., when their
daughter, Margaret, became the bride of
Thomas Monroe Yates, of Griggsville.
The Episcopal service was used, Bishop
This marriage unites two of the most
prominent families of this part of the
state. Mr. Yates is a prosperous and
prominent business man of Pike Mills,
as well as being engaged extensivly in
farming and stock raising. He was edu-
cated at the Illinois university and is a
fine young man in every respect.
His bride formerly lived in Pike coun-
ty, her family being prominent residents
of Perry. They moved to Quincy in
April, and her father is engaged in the
automobile business. She is a graduate
of the state normal school at Normal,
111., of which school her uncle, Prof.
David Felmley, is the president, and she
is also a talented accomplished musician.
She is a very attractive and brilliant
young woman and since going to Quincy
has made many friends by her charming
The happy young couple have gone
Kast on a two weeks' trip and after Nov.
1 will be at home in Griggsville, in a
handsome home Mr. Yates has all pre-
pared for his bride.
— Independent Press, Griggsville, 111.
The marriage of Miss Marjorie Cham-
berlain and Mr. Clarence Mayer took
place yesterday noon at the home of
Hon. and Mrs. Isaac N. Phillips, the
uncle and aunt of the bride. The cere-
mony was performed by Rev. W. N.
Wyckoff, of Lincoln, who used the Epis-
copal service. Only the family were pres-
ent. The house was attractively decor-
ated with flowers. Miss Chamberlain
wore a white dress of Brussels lace over
ivory silk and carried flowers. Mr. and
Mrs. J. W. Mayer of Mt. Pulaski, the
parents of the groom, and his sister,
Mrs. Emma Ivincoln, of Mt. Pulaski,
and Mr. and Mrs. Herman Mayer, of
Springfield, were guests from out of
town. Some of the bride's relatives were
also present. The young couple will
take a wedding trip in northern Michigan
and will be gone all summer.— Blooming-
ton Pantagraph, June 29, 1911.